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Ambulance and rescue vehicles at Lake Placid Hospital. Photo: Brian Mann
Ambulance and rescue vehicles at Lake Placid Hospital. Photo: Brian Mann

Schumer: Ambulance funding threatened

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Sen. Charles Schumer warns that ambulance crews are threatened with the loss of critical funding.

At stake is $40 million in Medicaid payments statewide used to pay for ambulance services. He says that critical funding will expire Jan. 1 if Congress doesn't act first.  Go to full article
New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli. Photo: Comptroller's office
New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli. Photo: Comptroller's office

NY Comptroller: fiscal cliff worst for low and middle incomes

The budget showdown, with its possibility of the nation heading over a "fiscal cliff", has gotten lots of attention in recent weeks. If Congress doesn't make a budget deal by year's end, it will trigger an end to many tax breaks, and automatically cut spending on federal programs.

In his blog this week, Watertown Mayor Jeff Graham calls all the concern "media hype." He says it doesn't matter if tax rates revert to the levels they were before President George W. Bush took office.

New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli disagrees. He says the other side of the fiscal cliff will be particularly bad for New York's middle and lower income families.  Go to full article

GOP Federal Spending Up, But Not in North Country

A report published today by the Associated Press finds that Republican lawmakers have funneled billions more dollars to their districts since taking over Congress in 1994. But North Country lawmakers lagged far behind. Brian Mann reports.  Go to full article

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